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AMD (Age-related Macular Degeneration) Cataracts Corneal Conditions Cosmetic Surgery Diabetic Retinopathy Eye Cancer Eye Movement Disorders Glaucoma Hereditary (Genetic) Disorders Low Vision Neuro-Ophthalmic Conditions Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Pediatric Conditions Refractive Errors Retinal Diseases Strabismus (Strabimus) Thyroid Eye Disease Uveitis
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Alumni Highlights

Shiley residency alumni have utilized their top-notch training to launch successful careers across many areas, including clinical practice, research, education, and advocacy. Below are a few examples of recent alumni accomplishments, and a longer list of alumni testimonials.

Heed Fellows and Heed Retreat participants

  • Medi Eslani, MD (2023)
  • Marissa Shoji, MD (2023
  • Christopher Toomey, MD, PhD (2020)
  • James Walsh, MD, PhD (2020)
  • Sally Baxter, MD, MSc (2018)
  • Lilangi Ediriwickrema, MD (2018)
  • Tommy Korn, MD (2000)

Leaders in Medical Education

  • Kyle Godfrey, MD (2017) - Ophthalmology Residency Program Director, Weill Cornell Medicine/New York Presbyterian Hospital
  • Jeffrey Lee, MD (2009) - Ophthalmology Residency Program Director, UCSD Viterbi Family Department of Ophthalmology and Shiley Eye Institute

Research Award Recipients

  • Christopher Toomey, MD, PhD (2020) - 2023 Research to Prevent Blindness Career Development Award
  • Sally Baxter, MD, MSc (2018) - 2020 NIH Office of the Director Early Independence Award

Leaders in Advocacy

  • Diane Shiba, MD (2009) - President of the California Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

Leaders in Industry

  • David Kuo, MD (2021) - Genentech
  • Abigail Huang, MD (2016) - Verily Life Sciences

Residency Alumni

  • Class of 2023
  • Justin Arnett, MD
  • Jenny Hu, MD
  • Maya Yamane, MD
  • Medi Eslani, MD
  • Class of 2022
  • Aimee Chang, MD
  • Liane Dallalzadeh, MD
  • Lingling Huang, MD, PhD
  • Mark Lin, MD
  • Class of 2021
  • Allison Chen, M.D., M.P.H.
  • Adeleh Yarmohammadi, M.D.
  • David Kuo, M.D.
  • Kaileen Yeh, M.D.
  • Class of 2020
  • James Walsh, M.D., Ph.D (Jamie), Chief Resident 2019-2020
  • Heather Chen, M.D.
  • Clara Men, M.D.
  • Christopher Toomey, M.D., Ph.D
  • Class of 2019
  • Sally Baxter, M.D., Chief Resident 2018-2019
  • Akintomide Apara, M.D., Ph.D (Tommy)
  • Rohan Verma, M.D.
  • Jeffrey Wang, M.D.
  • Zhiyong Yang, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Class of 2018
  • Amir Marvasti, M.D., Chief Resident 2017-2018
  • Derek Mai, M.D.
  • Landon Grange, M.D.
  • Class of 2017
  • Kyle Godfrey, M.D., Chief Resident 2016-2017
  • Nickisa Hodgson, M.D.
  • Brenda Nuyen, M.D.
  • Courtney Ondeck, M.D.
  • Class of 2016
  • Brian Chang, M.D., Chief Resident 2015-2016
  • Abigail Huang, M.D., Chief Resident 2015-2016
  • Roman Fajardo, M.D.
  • Usha Kumar, M.D.
  • Class of 2015
  • Lilit Minasyan, M.D., Chief Resident 2014-2015
  • Hema Ramkumar, M.D., Chief Resident 2014-2015
  • Matthew Bedell, M.D.
  • Jean-Paul Abboud, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Class of 2014
  • Charlotte Gore, M.D., Chief Resident 2013-2014
  • Elizabeth Pinney, M.D.
  • Cristiana Vasile, M.D.
  • Class of 2013
  • Jeffrey Liu, M.D., Chief Resident 2012-2013
  • Solomon Shaftel, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Kevin Tan, M.D.
  • Class of 2012
  • Sara Bozorg, M.D., Chief Resident 2011-2012
  • Milad Hakimbashi, M.D.
  • Jonathan Tung, M.D.
  • Class of 2011
  • Katherine Whipple, M.D., Chief Resident 2010-2011
  • Payam Amini, M.D.
  • Anjali Parekh, M.D.
  • Class of 2010
  • Ankur Shah, MD, Chief Resident 2009-2010
  • Patrick Danaher, MD
  • Sara Yoon, MD
  • Class of 2009
  • Kouros Nouri-Mahdavi, MD, MS, Chief Resident 2008-2009
  • Jeffrey Lee, MD
  • Diana Shiba, MD
  • Class of 2008
  • Nicole Brandt, MD, Chief Resident 2007-2008
  • Franklin Li, MD
  • Kourosh Mohammadi, MD
  • Class of 2007
  • Arthur Korotkin, MD, Chief Resident 2006-2007
  • Lisa Garbutt, MD
  • Lawrence Hou, MD
  • Class of 2006
  • Tony Pham, MD, Chief Resident 2005-2006
  • Tara Brown, MD
  • Class of 2005
  • Bobby S. Korn, MD, PhD, Chief Resident 2004-2005
  • Henry Ferreyra, MD
  • Kristine Harvey, MD
  • Class of 2004
  • Victoria Morrison, MD, Chief Resident 2003-2004
  • Parastou Abedi, MD
  • Polly Henderson, MD
  • Class of 2003
  • Christopher Heichel, MD, Chief Resident 2002-2003
  • Brian Desmond, MD
  • Class of 2002
  • Eun-Ha Park, MD, Chief Resident 2001-2002
  • Marc Booth, MD
  • Eric Jones, MD
  • Class of 2001
  • Shahin Shahrokni, MD, Chief Resident 2000-2001
  • Thu-Trang Phung, MD
  • Dana Tannebaum, MD
  • Class of 2000
  • Tommy Korn, MD, Chief Resident 1999-2000
  • Renata Ochabski, MD

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